UPDATE 21 March 2021
The 2021 Symposium continues to run as scheduled this month in Dunedin due to the move back to Level 1 for all regions. The Symposium will be run to Level 1 requirements due to the number of people expected and the programme design.
Please remember in all circumstances: if you feel unwell, do not attend.
Thanks for your continued support. Ngā manaakitanga.
The world is experiencing profound changes.
These mark the dawning of a new era of pressing challenges that Geotechnical Engineering must deal with, internationally and in New Zealand.
Get on board for Dunedin - now in March 2021!
We will explore the opportunities and challenges of our future, by learning from the achievements and failures of our past.
This symposium aims to attract the most recent developments in geotechnical engineering, and associated disciplines in New Zealand and internationally.
We look for stimulating technical discussions and out-of-the-box ideas in the fields of engineering geology geotechnical engineering, seismology, geophysics, new technologies.
The Symposium is preceded by a one-and-a-half-day workshop and field study which starts in Queenstown and ends in Dunedin at the welcome reception. The two-day symposium will include technical talks, discussions, and a trade exhibition. We will use a range of formats: keynote speakers, plenary special technical sessions and discussions, speaker presentations, and poster exhibitions. Collaboration and communication with structural and infrastructural engineering will be the key component of our technical sessions.
We will be delighted to see you at Dunedin in 2021. Let’s combine our thinking and together develop...
Good Grounds for the Future
NZGS 2021 Symposium
The New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS) is the affiliated organisation in New Zealand of the International Societies representing practitioners in Soil mechanics, Rock mechanics and Engineering geology. The New Zealand Geotechnical Society Symposium was last held in Napier in 2017.
"Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology are now widely perceived in New Zealand as an integral part of our modern communities."
Eleni Gkeli, 2021 Convenor
Call for Abstracts and Papers
Call for Abstracts and Papers is now closed.
Take note of these key dates:
Extended to 1 November 2019
Extended 6 December 2019
2 December 2019
15 May 2020 (extended)
End of June 2020
EXTENDED Early-bird deadline:
19 February 2021
NEW Conference dates:
24-26 March 2021